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A Parents’ Guide to Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This guide suggests ways in which to maximise children’s interest in the STEM subjects in order to improve their chances of obtaining STEM qualifications which could lead to a STEM-related career.

The guide explains what STEM is, and why is it important. As well as highlighting the advantages of a STEM...

Catalyst Volume 24 Issue 2: Full Magazine

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The World of Parasitic Plants

This article looks at types of parasitic plants and how they derive their nutrients from the root systems of other plants....

Catalyst Volume 23 Issue 4: Full Magazine

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Investigating poisoning

This article looks at criminal poisoning and shows how forensic science is used to solve serious murder cases.

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Catalyst Volume 23 Issue 3: Full Magazine

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Speak to Me, Lichen

In this article, students at La Sainte Union Catholic School in North London investigate the link between lichen species and air...

Catalyst Volume 23 Issue 2: Full Magazine

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Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies or Weetabix

This article looks at how scientists can use material recovered from archaeological sites to see how crops have been...

Catalyst Volume 25 Issue 2: Full Magazine

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Crash Investigators

Traffic police use ideas about speed, acceleration and force to determine what happened during road accidents.

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Catalyst Volume 25 Issue 1: Full Magazine

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Palaeontology Goes Hi-Tech

Scientists use radiation from across the electromagnetic spectrum to learn more about a fossil dinosaur.

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Catalyst Volume 24 Issue 3: Full Magazine

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The Most Accurate Thermometer in the World

This article looks at how a highly accurate thermometer measures temperatures by finding the speed of sound in a...

Costain bingo

This activity  from Plotr uses the game of bingo as a way of  getting students to  think creatively about the range of careers available in STEM sectors, particularly careers in construction and engineering.

Opportunities in numbers

This activity allows students to  research and present data, using live job and apprenticeship vacancy information found at plotr.co.uk as a stimulus.  Students practise using mathematical tools to present information. The activity will  familiarise pupils with...

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